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al roker and natalie morales. we want to get right to today's take three, because we've got some big news in case you haven't heard in our take one, it is a girl for jenna bush hager. >> yes! >> the "today" show family, little mila, born at 8:43 saturday night to jenna and henry hager. she weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, 19 1/4 inches tall. the name comes margaret laura comes from both of the grandmothers and we showed a photograph there, a man in the delivery room during a big sporting event, you have henry and the former president george w. bush holding the baby but while watching the maps masters. first thing's first. >> so true. >> the former president put out a statement "laura and i are thrilled to announce the birth of our grandchild. jenna and mila are healthy and we are elated."
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>> fourth for the hagers. >> fantastic, looks like little mila already fits right in there. she was just here with us on thursday and we were talking to her about whether she was ready if she had her bags packed and she was like no, no, no. so i guess saturday she was delivering so i hope she got packed on friday. >> the good news is the baby's coming one way or the other. >> that was a take three on thursday. you could see the look of panic come over her face, what's this go bag, car seat. i have a feeling they worked it out. >> who predicted it would be a go i recall? >> okay, roker. >> it was a coin toss. i wouldn't get too excited. >> i felt good. i went out on a limb. >> what was it that made you say girl? >> her sister and all, she just seemed girl to me. >> seemed girl. >> she's going to be an awesome mom. jenna and henry we are thrilled for you guys and can't wait to meet the ba iny ourselves. showdown at the masters, adam scott the 32-year-old from
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australia winning the 77th masters at augusta, georgia, the first australian ever to win that tournament. it was a thrilling finish as most of these sundays at augusta are. he drained that putt right there on the second playoff hole to beat angel cabrera, great show of sportsmanship, two great competitors going at it. the big theme of the weekend a lot of talk about tiger woods. he finished in a tie for fourth place which is pretty darned good for most people but a lot of people expected him -- >> to do better. >> he took a two-stroke penalty, there was controversy. >> about where he placed the ball. >> so the two-stroke penalty hurt him but he didn't play as well as he would have liked to on sunday. >> had the rain to deal with it. >> fourth is pretty darned good. >> i guess for anybody but tiger woods. >> right. last time he won was 2008 i believe? >> 2005 at the masters and his last majors. it was 2008 so it's been a long drought for him but he is
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playing well and the 14-year-old kid, tianlang guan finished in 58th place but he made the cut, meaning after friday he was one of the top players and got to play the weekend. >> and got to trophy. >> an eighth grader. >> he doesn't even have a driver's license, couldn't drive home. >> imagine his future, perhaps the next tiger woods there, at least in golf. >> he was the youngest player ever to play in the masters and made the cut. incredible story. >> really great. >> our take three this justin bieber story. he visited the anne frank house in amsterdam on friday, signed the museum's guest book with the following, "truly inspiring to be able to come here. anne was a great girl. hopefully she would have been a beliebe." some are saying it was in poor taste. >> a lot of people say it was in poor taste. >> for a 19-year-old on a friday night and this was what the museum said to go to the anne frank house in amsterdam.
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>> and spend an hour. >> wrote something stupid, he would have loved to have had that back probably. >> he probably meant it in a different way, playing on the believer -- look. >> his argument is, you know, he believes she was a fan of pop culture and she paid attention to what was going on at the time and perhaps she would have been one of his fans in this day and age but a lot of people saying veryiness sensitive. >> at this point there's a lot of piling on this kid. >> he's got to grow up and unfortunately he is in the public eye and he's going to make his mistakes in public and everything he does is under the microscope. you got to give him some leeway. lot of people are quick to be critics. >> and by the way it was not the worst thing in the world. let's. you the it in perspective. >> the museum said what's special is a 19-year-old comes to the anne frank house and spends an hour vuzitying on a friday night. he could be doing other things in amsterdam.
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he was very interested. >> have you been, by the way? it is the most unbelievable place, so inspirational. >> it's chilling. >> it is. you leave there and you can't believe that this happened not all that long ago. >> absolutely. let's move to our bonus take. al, what's this business how you'll move in with the family for a month and cook, do i have that right? >> not quite. >> change diapers according to some of the people on the plaza. >> that's wishful thinking. contest we're call "wake up with al" which is also the program we do on the weather channel, the contest opens up today and closes wednesday, april 24th. you have to submit a 250 words or less essay why i should come to your neck of the woods to do a live broadcast. >> and a video would be helpful as well, creative video certainly goes a long way. >> so you're in the person's home. >> we'll be in their home, doing the weather, in their neighborhood, we'll be going through their neighbor's
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garages, trying to boost cars, whatever we can do. >> something tells me their wake-up theme song is going to be the a team. >> it could be one of many. >> if you want an advantage, play the "a team" theme song. >> do a whole "a team" theme. >> go to the website and check it out. ♪ thank you very much, rules and regulations are at we are really looking forward to this. it will be a lot of fun. >> you, too, could be part of the "a" team." go ahead, well. >> 1972, for a crime they couldn't pay, they escaped from a maximum security skok kad to the los angeles underground. if you have a problem, if no one else can help, maybe you can hire the a team. >> or al roker in your house. >> never ceases to amaze me every time he nails it. al roker in your home g to >> scary thought. let's look at the news, secretary of state john kerry is wrapping up his six-nation asian
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tour by offering to hold direct talks with north korea if that country stops testing nuclear weapons and making war-like threats. in north korea today the streets of the capital were filled with celebration as the nation marked the 101st anniversary of the birth of its founder kim il-sung. part of the measure gun control vote is too close to call. owners in new york must register guns that have been reclassified as assault weapons and bullet magazines can now only hold seven rounds except at competitions and firing ranges. uncertainty this morning in venezuela after nicolas maduro won the presidential election. his rival is now demanding a recount. stunningly narrow victory for maduro considering that he was hand picked by hugo chavez to be his successor with maduro taking 50.6% of the vote, rival
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candidate henriqu capriles is demanding a recount. today is april 15th, the irs filing deadline for individual income tax returns. in a blow to those of us who left the task for the last possible second, well the website for the popular software turbo tax had some intermittent outages on sunday. luckily for procrastinators the site is back up, it is functional today so if you plan to get it done you still have a little bit of time. baseball was a hit at the movie theater this is weekend. the "42" earned more than $27 million to take the top spot. "scary movie 5" was runner up with $15 million, the worst ever for that franchise and animated comedy "the croods" came in third. long before they became regulars on youtube, talented cats were amazing audiences at the moscow cat theater, it
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reopened after a year-long renovation. juri the clown performs tricks and skits with more than 100 cats thrills children and helps grownups discover the child in their souls. yeah, my cat can't do any of that. it is ten minutes after the hour. up to date now. >> i've met that group, i was once hosting a show where they appeared. it's impressive but i don't know how to say this, everyone smells a little strange and i'm not talking about the cats. >> i got you. >> you see what i mean? >> i have a next door neighbor murray cats he does some tricks but nothing that impressive. show you what we got as far as your weather is concerned, we are talking about another two big storms going on, look at what we've got first in the rockies, this is a massive storm it is going to dump a ton of snow we're talking about anywhere from 9 to 18 inches of snow north of denver, into central wyoming, and then along this system, a second storm system is going to bring
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anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow along the red river valley which is bad news for the flood threat. this could be a 50% chance this will be one of the top five floods of all-time in fargo, and the red river valley. that's what's going on in the country. here's >> good morning. some light rain is possible to start the day. it should clear up by the middle of the afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next, last-minute tax tips on this tax day, right after this. ♪
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>> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you by walgreens aft the corner of happy and healthy. >> it is tax day as we've been saying and the irs estimates as many as 40% of americans wait until the very last minute to file, if that is you, we have some helpful advice this morning, carmen wong-ulrich is a cnbc personal finance expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> for those who haven't filed should they be in full-on pan ick? >> you got to do something today, you have to do something. if you can't file your full tax form you can file an extension, that's form 4868. i do it every year. >> online? >> you can do it online as well
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and it gives you some time, about six months until october 15th to file, then do it as soon as you can but be careful if you owe money you can have an extension to file but you don't have an extension to pay. >> you have to pay today anyway. >> what you can expect to pay, at least in the 90% range. if you don't file there's a failure to file penalty of 5% of what you owe every month, then if you don't pay, there's 0.5% every single month and 60 days late $135 so obviously it pays to pay. >> and if you do file for an extension until the october 15th extension deadline, is there any penalty for that time? >> no, you have to pay today. you have to pay something. if you can't pay the full amount get this, don't charge this on your credit card. i know there's the temptation of i'll put it on a card and pay it off eventually. you'll pay interest on that card and a processing fee of around 2%. the irs is probably the lowest cost lender around. you can call them up today and find out for a payment plan that makes sense for you and only pay
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around 3% in interest. >> so they will come one some sort of payment plan for but. >> yes. if you avoid them the gloves are off. you're in trouble. >> make sure you place the call to the irs if you need some help paying. how about if you file an extension, does it make it more likely that you may get audited? are you sort of setting out a red flag? >> not necessarily. >> to the irs, okay. >> that's not what's going to get you in trouble. here's a couple things that will make them look at you more. one is don't forget that folks report that they are paying you, so there's two parts of the equati equation. i paid her this. if you don't report that income and it doesn't match up or the numbers don't match that could trigger an audit. if you make over $200,000, your odds go up. if you make over $1 million your odds go way up and if you're a small business owner or freelancer because there is so much room to make little mistakes or to cheat a little bit with deductions and the irs knows how much someone in your position say whether it's your job, line of work, your business
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deducts most often so if you have something wild and crazy, spent thousands of dollars entertaining clients when you really work from home they'll know. >> be careful with those deductions and also you say be careful with if you round up too much that's a red flag. >> or if you round down. say you owe 5125 and you put 5,000 that's a big red flag because that means you're kind of fudging things so make sure your numbers match and add correctly. the irs says the number one mistake people make, they don't add right. >> what are the odds that somebody really gets audited, the average person? >> the average person it's like 1%. it's 1% but it goes way, way, way up and strangely enough way up if you adopt. odds are over 60% but if you have more than $1 million or business that makes more than $10 million your odds are closer to a quarter or 30%. >> keep track of your records always, have the paperwork handy. >> be neat and if you file online electronically there's
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less room for error. if you're a paper filer, there's a lot more room to make mistakes. >> is it too late to hire a tax professional today? i imagine they're swamped. >> they're zombies today. today is a bad day to call up someone and say can you do my taxes. you could call someone and say could you do an extension if you can't do it yourself. file the extension and take the time between now and october to call your friends and family, interview a couple of accountants and see who works with people like you. you want someone who is familiar and understand you and want this to be your relationship like your primary care physician someone with you all the time, makes things a lot easier. >> especially in certain trades it's important to have that person be right there with you. >> very much they got to know. >> carmen wong ulrich thank you so much. still to come some of your favorite childhood toys making a big comeback, what's old is new
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here in my hand i have one dozen eggs. eight of them hard boiled. four of them still raw. you will select one egg at a time and smash it on the top of your head. >> how does it feel? >> ooh!
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>> okay. >> this is the best, man! here we go. >> okay. >> what's up, buddy? >> let's go, man. this can't be the second one. that would be impossible. >> oh! >> the game was for two and tom cruise lost on the second egg and glorious fashion, the game of egg roulette with jimmy fallon. >> that's like college prank. >> last time we saw them they were throwing pitchers of water at each other. strange relationship. i'm willie geist with al roker and natalie morales. coming up, megan colarossi will debate topics like do you have to invite somebody to your party because they invited you? you can get in and twe tweet #teamwillie for yes and #teammegan for no. >> you think people should -- >> i do for the sake of the
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segment to make the case but i don't. >> i'm with megan. >> what's grabbing your attention online when we reve the hottest google searches. we're getting revved up for old school toys, bringing back fun childhood memories with games popular with a new generation of kids. i like that, go-kart, too. >> and seniors get to ride them, too. >> oh! al has a check of the weather. >> i'm probably older than joe. >> i was going to say, age check. >> let's show you what's going on for "today" we have a lot of snow in the rockies, we've got showers in the pacific northwest, risk of strong storms in the central mississippi river valley, high surf advisories, windy conditions in southern california. tomorrow that risk of strong storms from texas into oklahoma, wet weather stretching from the northeast on into the mid mississippi river valley, sunny and cool in the pacific northwest, beautiful day down in texas tomorrow, sunny and hot, nice mild weather through
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>> good morning. off and on light rain showers are possible to start the day. >> and that's your latest weather. willie? >> announcer: "today's friendly advice" is brought to you by the delicious creamie taste of coffee-mate. >> time for today's friendly advice. my good friend of 20 years, megan colarossi, from working out with your mate, is that a good idea to letting your kids glue themselves to an ipad in a
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restaurant. >> hi, willie, good morning. >> how are you feeling? >> feeling large. >> baby is brewing. >> kicking, ready. >> how far? >> five and a half, five and a quarter. i don't count. at this point, let it brew. i don't want to know when this one's come. >> let me know when it's over. >> let me know when it's -- last time i brought drinks which were a hazard. this time, wasabi peas, pregnancy craving. delicious. like that? hot, spicy. >> ooh, hot. >> your team, your producers back stage loved these. get in here, it's -- >> is that plankton? >> this is like a seaweed flake. >> really? do you really like this? >> it's good for you. algae is good for you and it will get in your teeth. >> what am i a go uppy, i'm not eating that. >> that is a famous one. >> the pickles and the ice cream. we'll do that. >> you asked about my favorite
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snack, salt and vinegar chips. peanut butter but you added a healthy element which does not take place in my kitchen. >> you dip your finger? >> a spoon or a knife into the skippy. >> old school move i like it. first topic sweat therapy. you and your husband work out together, you go spinning and do the whole thing. >> um-hum. >> you say it's a good idea for couples to work out together. >> working out with your mate is better than regular therapy. >> why? look at chris, handsome devil. >> he looks great. >> because you're working out together, doing something together, start with that. you're sweating, you're getting aggression out. if you're angry before you went to the class, you will not be angry afterwards because you're tired. >> right. >> it's something do you together. my husband and i go on saturdays we have a long busy week, we can't go out during the week because we have kids, saturday morning is our day to be together. we don't talk. >> that's what i was going to say. >> we rock out together. i race against him. what about you? >> do you win? >> always.
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because he lets me. >> no, i'm not against it. i see your point but i think working out is the time where you get the ipod on and you're just working through your own stuff. >> all the time? >> you're thinking and feeling the music, i spend a lot of time with my wife. apparently you don't hang out outside of spin class which is a deeper question. >> we need therapy. >> it's solo time. next topic, this is a big one, this is from twitter, should you invite a person to your event, say a wedding or birthday just because they invited you? what is the property etiquette on birthdays and weddings? >> this is a sensitive subject. i want to be included in every party and event but a friend told me you can't be invited to everything and i think weddings and birthday parties are intimate. invite who you want to invite. this is not a dress rehearsayar. why invite the masses? your budget might be tighter, you might not have enough space
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so it's intimate and i'm talking about weddings, do you remember everyone that came to your wedding? was i invited? >> if you had to recast your wedding ten years later to are me it would be a different group but that's true -- >> i'd be a bridesmaid of course. >> i will say for kids' parties especially young kids, cast the wide net. you want all the kids you don't need that clique stuff happening early on. we have ours in central park, put a couple blankets down. >> couple pizza, the more the merrier. the class has to comfor kids. >> look at our poll because we asked on do you agree with megan or willie. 80/20 for team meg said no you do n have to invite someone to the party. congratulations on another overwhelming victory. >> i love winning. >> game on or war games, we're talking about electronic at the dinner table. you see it at a lot of restaurants, young kids while their parents are eating on the ipad. is that okay? >> before i had kids i would say no. i'm going to talk to my kids, we'll play at the dinner table
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and have an intelligent conversation but the minute hudson popped out, ipad ready. i think you use it sparingly. you go into a restaurant and use it in a pinch when you're having a meltdown or something, i think it buys you some time. i think your mom and my mom would have thrown an ipad our way but they suffered. >> i can't disagree with you. you don't use it in your home at the dinner table but out in a public place you need to buy yourself 10, 15 minutes if they play a little sonic dash so be it. before we let you go, i understand there's some cupping. >> kevin menard, my dear friend and ac acupuncturist. >> i'm told i need to roll up my sleeve. what is cupping? >> cupping is an old school chinese technique that uses a glass jar to pull up stagnation from the body or what meg likes to say, gook. >> willie has a lot of gook in his body.
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get it out. >> your forearm just like this. >> what is this? >> this is going to create a suction which is going to, see like if you're injured, muscle soreness or tightness, the more stagnation you have the we hadder or dark purpose it turns. >> you're turning purple. >> this is not too much. if you had a lot it would be dork purple. it's great for the shoulders, the back. i've had patients that had shoulder pain for 17 years and they've had cupping and it's gone. >> this isn't about vanity. it's therapeutic. clearly it's not about vanity. >> look at the hickey on your arm. >> you might have seen for the olympics the female chinese diving team had cupping marks down their backs and a lot of internet buzz about that. all good stuff. >> i have and i want to you be healthy. >> megan, thank you. >> i'm here for you. >> cupping and seaweed.
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>> we're getting you clean. >> i don't know how i feel about that. what you're searching for on google, right after this.
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people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing skin or eyes. tell your doctor about all your medicines, including those for migraine and while on cymbalta, call right away if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles or serious allergic skin reactions like blisters, peeling rash, hives, or mouth sores to address possible life-threatening conditions. talk about your alcohol use, liver disease and before you reduce or stop cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. take the next step. talk to your doctor. cymbalta can help. we're back with the hottest searches on google from the weekend with a peek at what people are interested in now. daniel sieberg a togoogle technologist. i like that title. >> thank you. >> these are the topics that got a lot of traffic over the
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weekend. >> think of getting the pulse of the internet over the weekend. we looked at friday night to sunday evening what are people interested in, trying to get context around, curious about. these are some of the topics we found. >> the aurora borealis? >> or the northern lights as it's more commonly known it happens when a solar flare comes out of the sun, the charged particles hit the atmosphere and create this amazing light show. it turns out there was one on thursday, a solar flare. over the weekend you could see it in places like pennsylvania, new york and new jersey, where you can't normally see the aurora borealis so people searching for the images to say i did see it because they want to know what it looks like. >> psy, mr. gangnam style releasing "gentleman." have you heard it? >> i have. >> so the next one people are looking forward to find it on youtube. >> most watched video on youtube with more than 1.5 billion
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gangnam style. "gentleman" has the same theme and humor psy is known for. in less than 48 hours 55 million, who knows, it could be up to 100million. >> there is no horses. >> but there is another dance, i don't know that it's got a name. kickalicious, a guy from norway impressing the detroit lions. >> another youtube obsession. he put together amazing kicks from all over the football field, you can see him with the left foot, kicking it on to a train track, car and boat. he got the attention of nfl teams including the detroit lions who signed him recently as one of their kickers. he tried out for the jets as well. cool story of getting a viral video and a job. >> to the economy, gold and silver prices taking a dip, a
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lot of people searching for that. >> somewhat of a dramatic tumble. people were searching those over the weekend, figuring out where that's going to go. we saw kitco where you can buy and sell gold products. people are concerned wondering why this is happening. >> achilles tendon no surprise but add kobe bryant to the mix and that's no surprise. >> kobe bryant suffered this terrible injury. people wonder what does that mean to his career, when could he come back? six to nine months is the early time frame, it could be more than a year but a lot of people wondering what does this mean for the lakers as they try to get into the playoffs. lots of people concerned. >> and finally last but not least leonardo dicaprio, sorry, leonardo da vinci. >> it's his birthday. >> there's this new show called "da vinci's demons." it's a combination, is this
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historically accurate? he's known for the mona lisa and drawing and anatomy and science but is this based on his life? a lot of people searching for him. 16th century to 21st century. >> leonardo extremely good looking. >> and action adventure hero. >> who knew? daniel sieberg thank you so much. >> my pleasure. still ahead, toys that will make you feel young again. all over. - the intense ache made it hard to do the things that i wanted. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of over-active nerves that cause chronic, widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. so now, i can do more of the things i enjoy. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters,
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as young as 3 but we've already seen the adults on here enjoying them. those are a lot of fun and when we go to the early 1900s we're looking at great classics so we have lincoln log and tinker toys. >> these are my kids' favorites still. >> great building sets then and now and interesting lincoln logs were made by john lloyd wright, son of frank the famous architect and they are named after president lincoln. >> interesting. 1950s, talking play-doh. interesting fact it was used to clean the soot off of wallpaper. >> clean the soot off of wallpaper and because it's so moldable it ended up in kids' hands. play-doh plus makes it nice and fun to decorate, push it down, your prevent sweets. >> there we go. how many of us made the looms? >> pot holders, so another tidbit that was waste from stock
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production in the depression and by the '50s we saw the looms in every household. >> i can't remember how to do it but that was cool. spin-art. >> two of my favorite art toys, spirograph, all about the gears and the holes and we make cool designs and spin art, we turn this an, you can put the paint in here, you drop the paint in and make these great creations. >> i still love this. it's fun. as i get sucked into the spinner. the cabbage patch dolls and the '80s. >> who can forget the fan fair when they came out. they are just as loved today as they were 30 years ago. we have our celebration girl that will help us celebrate 30 years this holiday season. >> is she out just yet? >> she's not out but the rest of them are. >> soon. okay. >> smurfs. they're back. >> smurfs became popular in the '80s because of the tv show. there will be a film this summer, we'll see them on the
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big screen "surfs 2" and kids can recreate their favorite villages and collect their favorite characters like smurfette and papa smurf. >> pacman. >> pacman, there's going to be a tv series and if you push him down this is the gooey packed in. >> that's disgusting. i am gross. okay, and power rangers? >> mighty morpher power rangers. >> they're back. >> you want to play? >> i don't think they ever went away actually. >> kids love to build with the mega zorgs and we have our new morpher. >> thank you very much. >> thanks. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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